Microsoft is apparently in a highly generous mood, as the company will be giving 10,000 educators a way to get a free Surface RT tablet for their use in schools later this month. The new program is part of the annual conference held by the International Society for Technology in Education.
Today, the ISTE revealed that the 10,000 Windows RT devices will be given out by teachers who participate in the Windows in the Classroom Surface Experience Project during the conference, which will be held June 23-26 in San Antonio, Texas. Online registration for the conference ends on June 18th.
Margo Day, the Vice President of U.S. Education at Microsoft, is quoted as saying that using a Surface RT tablet can help educators thanks to its high battery life combined with the functions of a laptop, including the pre-installed version of Office 2013. She adds:
Educators already using Windows 8 tell us they are able to get grading and planning done more quickly because they can multi-task and they can imagine new and personalized learning experiences for their students.
Educators that are going to the conference must bring a gift acknowledgement letter that's provided by Microsoft, and signed by a school official, before they can claim their free Surface device.